ATLANTIC – Cass County Public Health Parents as Teachers is offering free car seat inspections on Saturday, September 25th from 9 am to 11 am in the parking lot at the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center at 703 Linn Street in Atlantic, enter in the north drive off 7th St.

Multiple certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be on hand to inspect car seats, help parents install them correctly, give tips about car seat safety, and answer any questions.

There is no cost for the inspections, but appointments are needed. Please make an appointment online at or by calling 712-243-7475.

Atlantic, Iowa – Cass Health has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Iowa Top Workplaces. Cass Health received the #16 ranking of the top mid-sized employers in Iowa, their highest yet. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

Cass Health CEO Brett Altman said, “For the seventh consecutive year our employees have made Cass Health an elite work environment. We are blessed to have such incredible staff that throughout these extraordinary circumstances have continued to provide superior experiences to our patients, colleagues and communities.”


While both Dr. Edna Becht and Dr. Autumn Keiser are currently on maternity leave, Cass Health recruited Sydney Lee, MD to join the medical staff through November.

Dr. Lee is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana. She graduated from LSU Health Shreveport and completed her family medicine residency at the University of New Mexico. Most recently, Dr. Lee provided care at HealthPoint in Auburn, Washington. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

As a traveling physician, Dr. Lee enjoys the opportunity to see the country while doing what she loves.

“This allows me to get a feel for what type of community I want to be in. Being in a rural area feels like something a little closer to home,” said Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee chose Family Medicine as her specialty because of the diversity. “It’s everything! I can help the most people because it’s the broadest practice.”

She will provide care by appointment in the Atlantic Medical Center. Dr. Lee also provides care for obstetrics and hospital patients.

To make an appointment with Dr. Lee, call (712) 243-2850.